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excalibur2811

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About excalibur2811

  • Birthday 11/28/1961

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Malta
  • Interests
    Actual: Reading, Photography, Robotics, Electronics, Programming, Running/Walking/Cycling, Travel
    In the *pipeline*: Fishing, 3D printing, Video editing, Writing (Historical and Fantasy), Teaching

Camera Gear

  • Camera List
    Fujifilm XT-1
  • Lens List
    Fuji:
    18-55 mm (Kit Lens)
    27 mm Pancake
    60 mm Macro
    50-230 mm

    Legacy:
    Pentax 50 mm f1.7
  1. Sold

    Will you only post to UK? I am located in MALTA (Europe) and am currently looking for a 35 mm f 1.4. Thanks.
  2. Free X Series Tips and Tricks Guide

    Sorry for the delay in replying but I spend a lot of my time on the Fujilove page on Facebook.. I like to shoot street photography and people anywhere but preferably unrehearsed as I like to capture the "rawness" of life. Its a pity that photographing children is an issue today as they are the most spontaneous of all. I am also into colours / shapes / patterns and anything that is about history and Nature, as in sky and sea and living things - preferably colourful ones that are also slow moving (so anything that likes to bask in the sun essentially)! Most recently I shot scale models (aircraft and tanks) at an exhibition. I wanted to exclude the background by using wide apertures but that ended up badly as I overlooked depth of field completely.. and made the #1 sin of not checking there and then to see what I was getting. Oh well..
  3. Focus Assist Light

    Very useful thanks.
  4. PP - Which PP software - starting from scratch

    Good tips! Thanks for sharing.
  5. Free X Series Tips and Tricks Guide

    Thank you @DanBailey. Excellent tips.
  6. This was a happy coincidence; as I was walking across Charles bridge I noticed this artist at work and the angle was just right.

    © John Fiott (2016)

  7. Through the fence.jpg

    Well, first of all this was taken at a plane repair facility, so at part of the runway where these planes presumably go to get serviced. I happened to be driving by and there was a hole in the chain mail fence, so .. There were no guards or anything - this was a public street in the "countryside" or what passes for that here on tiny Malta. And finally Malta is Malta. Quiet and still safe so far. Why not come over and take a few photos :-)
  8. Wasps doing their thing.jpg

    Wasps in an old door in a field somewhere in Malta. Shot during a sunny morning. Heavy cropping but otherwise SOOC

    © John Fiott (2016)

  9. Through the fence.jpg

    A cropped image of a plane shot on a Saturday morning in bright sunshine through a fence.

    © John Fiott (2016)

  10. Rees 2.JPG

    Another photo from my first (unpaid) commissioned photoshoot. An office friend asked me to take photos of her son at the playing field. I spent an exhausting but satisfying hour there. I had a lot of ideas about using various lenses, but ultimately ended up using the good old reliable 18-55 mm mainly due to the flexibility I needed just to keep up with the child. Yes a portrait lens would have been nice too, especially for the bokeh, but.. lets just say young children are difficult subjects at the best of times. :-) His father was blowing bubbles to distract him. Note the intense look on the child's face. This is a slightly cropped out of camera photo.

    © John Fiott (2016)

  11. Reese.jpg

    A photo from my first (unpaid) commissioned photoshoot. An office friend asked me to take photos of her son at the playing field. I spent an exhausting but satisfying hour there. I had a lot of ideas about using various lenses, but ultimately ended up using the good old reliable 18-55 mm mainly due to the flexibility I needed just to keep up with the child. Yes a portrait lens would have been nice too, especially for the bokeh, but.. lets just say young children are difficult subjects at the best of times. :-) This is a slightly cropped out of camera photo.

    © John Fiott (2016)

  12. Shooting Street with the X-Pro 2

    Agree absolutely with the OP. I did this with my XT-1 and 27 mm and there is a certain challenge and yet excitement about capturing people when they are not posed. Mind you, more recently I also had a "commissioned" photo shoot of an office colleague's child in a playing field (with both dad and mum being present). Where children are concerned I probably would not take candid shots as per above because people are very sensitive about such things these days even though everyone is obviously fully clothed on the street. As for veejaycee's comment, approaching young (or old) women is still something I hesitate to do, but I suppose with time I will get to that also, even though at 54 I may still be slightly in the "pulling" zone :-).
  13. Yes enjoy. I love mine. Just wish the accessories (half cases etc) were not so expensive. But at least when and if I move up to the XT-2 all the lenses will fit.
  14. Fishing boat in grand harbour.JPG

    Experiments with my 27 mm pancake lens and XT-1. Part of a series of such experiments.

    © John Fiott, 2016

  15. Now I will rest.JPG

    Experiments with my 27 mm pancake lens and XT-1. Part of a series of such experiments.
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